Travel Tips – What to Consider When Selecting a Hotel / Motel
July 7, 2015
When you’re choosing hotel or motel accommodation, you will definitely be faced with a wide array of options to choose from. Filtering through such choices to select the hotel that suits not only you but also your travel companions’ needs can be a difficult and overwhelming task. Researching prior to booking is what makes all the difference to how you are going to enjoy your stay. We just went through this process recently when traveling in Central Qld, the place we chose was Bottle Tree Gardens Motel Roma. The following includes some of the important things to consider when you are choosing a suitable hotel/motel for your short or long trips:
This is one of the most essential factors. If it’s for a holiday, for instance, then proximity to fun parks, restaurants, beaches and tourist attractions will definitely play a vital role when it comes to making a decision. On the other hand, if, the trip is for business purposes only, then being near to a town center might be more important. Proximity to sporting facilities, shopping centers or even medical services might also be considered.
Hotel amenities are also an important factor to consider. If you’re booking a family vacation with kids, then a hotel that has a kid’s club and swimming pool will definitely be the on the top of your list. Furthermore, a hotel providing Wi Fi and a wide array of secretarial and business services will actually be more suitable if you’re travelling for business purposes. If you cannot leave your puppy at home, then pet-friendly accommodation facilities will be important. Non-smokers might request certain rooms, if available.
It usually goes without being said that your money’s value is definitely an important factor when selecting a hotel room. Think about value adding extras, for instance extended room service hours and laundry services that might improve your stay. Also, it may be worthwhile searching for hotel packages and deals, or simply asking for some discounted rates. Most hotels usually consider price matching so as to lure you away from their competitors, so you should not be scared when asking a better rate.
Reviews are also a valuable tool when it comes to choosing where to stay. Many people like to share their experiences after returning from a vacation, whether they’re positive or negative. Hotel reviews, travel forums and also social media platforms are ideal places to check out what different travelers are recommending (or not). A popular site to check out is www.tripadvisor.com.au. A huge list of negative reviews is sometimes a clear indication that a certain hotel is not performing as required. However, it is important to note that you should read these reviews with an impartial mind, since many people could be posting malicious content or writing reviews that are not entirely true.
If you are arriving by your own car at the hotel, then you are going to require some place to park it. Things to note here are if the hotel is offering parking, the amount you will be charged for that parking as well as the security of the parking lot.
Finally here’s a video with tips for traveling and flying to Australia. Enjoy!